Monthly Archives: January 2012

“I don’t care for most things.”

Not quite over my what does it all mean phase (although I do sense the end is near) I am seeking solace in strong, opinionated women who also happen to be writers.

Having read and absorbed Elizabeth Gilbert’s novel on the subject of marriage (Committed), I took notice of a particular study called the Marriage Benefit Imbalance. Now while this raises much controversy, the imbalance is still a legitimate theory in sociological study. The study argues that women do not benefit from marriage as much as their male partners do. And while current research and discussions surrounding this topic are far more complex than what I’m touching upon, I do believe the work does have its merits.

Besides Gilbert, I recently found myself drawing from another witty and liberated writer, Dorothy Parker. In honor of Ms Parker, herewith are a few of my favorite quotes:

That would be a good thing for them to cut on my tombstone: Wherever she went, including here, it was against her better judgment.

Constant use had not worn ragged the fabric of their friendship.

Heterosexuality is not normal, it’s just common.

All I need is room enough to lay a hat and a few friends.

If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.

Take care of luxuries and the necessities will take care of themselves.

Men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses.

Women and elephants never forget.

Thank You

In the spirit of the new year, I’d like to take a moment and reflect on all that we have. It is far too easy to become mired in the illusions of want and need, so I’ve listed a few things I’m grateful for…

I am grateful for disappointment and consequences. For without these we cannot learn and grow.

I am grateful for the chance to enjoy moments when we are at our most vulnerable. Realizing the importance of living through these moments so we can push ourselves to become stronger.

I am grateful to be cognizant. To be aware of myself and my thoughts, however unsettling, intense or afflicted as they may be.

I’m grateful to be here, to be living this life. If we allow it, life has many lessons to teach us each day.

And I’m grateful for personal absolution. For the ability to release myself from past mistakes and move forward into the future with hope and optimism.

Happy new year everybody..

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